ERIC Number: ED211273
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar-1
Reference Count: 0
Utah's Country Schools Since 1896. Country School Legacy: Humanities on the Frontier.
Embry, Jessie L.
The papers in this portion of the Country School Legacy: Humanities on the Frontier Project, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and sponsored by the Mountain Plains Library Association, trace the development of Utah's country schools since 1896. "Country Schools as Historic Sites" describes the early schools as they were, and discusses the consolidation of Utah's school districts and the various uses which have been made of the early schools. "Country Schools as Community Centers" describes the multiple uses of school buildings in small towns. "Teachers: Their Roles, Rules, and Restrictions" discusses the requirements for teacher certification, problems of teacher turnover and recruitment, low salaries and restrictions, and the role of the teacher in the classroom and the community. "Reading, Writing, 'Rithmetic and Recitation" discusses school subjects and teaching methods in small schools, availability of instructional materials, and recesses. "Country Schools and the Americanization of Ethnic Groups" discusses the prejudices and problems faced by immigrants and American Indians. "Country Schools Today" discusses school consolidation and describes how it was implemented in various areas of Utah. The last paper describes the early one-room school in Garrison, Utah and compares it with a modern one-room school in the same town. (CM)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Community Centers, Consolidated Schools, Cultural Background, Curriculum, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Faculty Mobility, Historic Sites, Instructional Materials, One Teacher Schools, Religious Factors, Rural Education, Rural Schools, School Buildings, School Community Relationship, Sex Discrimination, Shared Facilities, Small Schools, State History, Teacher Certification, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mountain Plains Library Association, Silt, CO. Country School Legacy Project.
Identifiers: Country School Legacy Project; Mormons; Utah
Note: For related documents, see RC 013 047-058 and RC 013 070-084.